Business Development and Partnerships Intern
Arlington, VA  / Medford, MA 
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Job/Internship Description
    Business Development and Partnerships Intern
    Job ID13-10652
    LocationUS- Arlington, VA or Medford, MA
    # of Positions1
    Group/OfficeBDI (Business Development and Innovation)
    Dept/UnitBDIGEN - Business Development & Innovation
    Project/ProgramA000 - None Specified
    Reports ToSr. Business Development Specialist, BD&P

    BD&P is a key contributor to advancing MSH’s global 2018-2022 strategy by:

    • Ensuring that MSH consistently delivers at or above long-term revenue goals
    • Establishing a multi-year pipeline, budget, and targets
    • Supporting business model innovation
    • Supporting the development of donor engagement strategies and plans
    • Partnering with Global Health Systems Innovation (GHSI), Program Delivery, and other corporate support units to ensure that all proposals–large and small—are submitted according to compliance and submission requirements, and in line with MSH standards

    The team embraces a culture of collaborating, learning, and continuous process improvement.

    Please note:

    -Internship candidates must be full or part time students earning university credit for their internship.

    -This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Conduct desk research (e.g., complete literature reviews and collect strategic information on potential partners, competitors, and donors)
    • Support health systems strengthening bids by helping to fill out health system surveys and collect health system and health finance data
    • Contribute to capabilities statements by writing about MSH’s past performance
    • Update internal documents and databases, including Salesforce records
    • Attend internal and external meetings and events relevant to BD&P team activities
    Qualifications and Experience

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Students majoring in public health, public policy, international relations, international development, or related subjects
    • Can be a rising senior in an undergraduate program or a graduate student and receiving credit for internship
    • Commitment of working at least two days per week
    • Ability to initiate and organize work, establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
    • Strong interpersonal and English language communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants
    • Demonstrated research and writing skills
    • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work proactively and independently as well as part of a team
    • Knowledge of another language helpful, but not required

    Application Requirements

    • CV
    • References
    • Cover Letter
    • Maximum 3-page writing sample

    Student Takeaways

    • Hands-on exposure to global health program development and the business development process
    • Participation in internal professional development opportunities, educational events, and training
    Background Information
    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
    EEO Statement
    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
    Reports To
    Sr. Business Development Specialist, BD&P


    Position Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Type
    Full or Part Time
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